Monday, May 15, 2017

An Appreciation of the Criterion Collection

 In 1994, I wrote an essay titled "An Appreciation of the Criterion Collection" for the company's tenth-anniversary catalog. A small company in Santa Monica, Criterion singlehandedly created a market in the 1980s for the nascent laserdisc format with its painstaking releases of classic American and international films with their aspect ratios intact and a wealth of interactive supplementary material. Criterion was a pioneer in interactive media and popularized letterboxed releases, which arguably led to an acceptance of widescreen TVs by early adopters.


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